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Annual Conference News Digest June 18


Find stories about our local churches and stay up-to-date on the latest news and events in the Florida Conference News Digest.

AC 2021

If you missed any part of Annual Conference 2021 or want to view any of the resources that were shared, visit or click the links below.

Annual Conference closes with appointments, prayer, and a challengeThe second and final day of the 2021 Florida United Methodist Annual Conference began with a reminder from Bishop Ken Carter about the primary focus of the gathering. "Some of you may have heard of Simple Church. It's a way to get focused on the main...
Bishop Carter announces fixing of appointments
LAKELAND – Bishop Ken Carter and the appointive cabinet of the Florida Conference announced new assignments today, and they will become effective July 1. Click here for the 2021-2022 Appointment Book.
Bishop Carter Announces the Projection of Two New District SuperintendentsBishop Ken Carter today announced that Dr. David Allen and Rev. Emily Hotho will begin appointments as district superintendents in the Florida Conference starting January 1, 2022. Dr. Allen will serve the North Central District replacing Rev. June...
Opening day of Annual Conference brings challenges, hope, and newsThe Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church convened its second consecutive virtual Annual Conference meeting, as Bishop Ken Carter noted, "From Tallahassee and Jacksonville to the Keys." The Annual Conference is a time for offering a ...
  • AC 2021 Videos: Watch the plenary sessions, retirement & recognition services, licensing, commissioning and ordination services here.






  • Bishop's Offering & MEF: This year’s Bishop’s Annual Conference Offering will support the Bishop John Yambasu Scholarship at Africa University and Gammon Theological Seminary. The Ministerial Education Fund supports supports certified candidates in seminary & local pastors in course of study schools. Click here to donate today!


Upcoming Events

Beyond 50

South Florida Institute on Aging 5th Annual Aging Symposium? | June 23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Beyond 50 Team of The Florida Conference would like to inform you of an opportunity to attend the South Florida institute on Aging Symposium.
This virtual/interactive event will bring together industry leaders from all over the country.  Some of the items they will cover are

  • Technology

  • Healthy Living the Digital Way

  • Aging Population and the Economy

  • And more….

Click here for more information and for a registration link.  Registration cost is $50. To contact our Beloved Community Team, email

Gospel of Burnt Ends | July 14, 6 p.m.

Join Bishop Carter & Bob Tuttle for a webinar conversation about sharing our faith in relationships, and what evangelism can mean for us. Feel free to eat your favorite BBQ during the conversation!

Click here to register.

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